Special Events & Programs

Pioneering Rehabilitation

World COPD Day

In recognition of World COPD day each November, The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Program hosts a day of education and life enhancement for individuals living with Chronic Lung Conditions in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut tri-state area and their caregivers.  

Lectures cover various topics of importance to those living with COPD. They include techniques for coping with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, nutrition and COPD, traveling with oxygen, exercise and lung disease, breathing techniques, relaxation techniques, and pulmonary rehabilitation. Free screenings, chair massages, support group information and inhaler and nebulizer demonstrations are offered when available.

Exhibitors often include community organizations such as the Westchester County Office of Aging, the American Lung Association, POW’R Against Tobacco & POW’R Cessation Center, and representatives from area community wellness programs and medical equipment companies. The event is free and open to the public. Please note that advance registration is required.

For additional information, please contact Pam Jones at (914) 597-2843 or via email at pjones@burke.org. Learn more about Burke's Cardiopulmonary - Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.

COPD Facts

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD is a very serious disease. Often referred to as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, it is the third leading cause of death in the United States.

The disease kills more than 120,000 Americans each year—that’s 1 death every 4 minutes and causes serious, long-term disability for millions of other Americans.